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How to upgrade StdPeriph drivers for STM32F103 project [closed]

I have an old project which is built on using "StdPeriph drivers" for STM32F103 MCU and Keil environment. It uses various drivers for gpio, adc, can, dac, dma, i2c, spi, tim, uart etc. As these ...
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Component lifecycle management [closed]

What options are available for life cycle management and end of life (EOL) tracking of PCB components in a BOM. What are the main free and commercial services that are useful for this task. That is ...
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Ratio of Hardware to Software Engineers [closed]

I have worked as an electrical engineer at 4 companies making hardware devices ranging from x-ray systems to current measurement boards. In my experience, there have been at least 3 software engineers ...
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My keil5 doesn't make RTE_Device.h(Startup) in new projects

When I create a new project, I choose my micro controller(stm32f407VG) and check "CMSIS" and "Startup" in Manage Runtime Time Environment, but it doesn't build "<...
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Comparison of 1d and 3d accelerometers [closed]

I have to use an accelerometer in my project. The project demands high accuracy in measuring acceleration magnitude and phase in all the three axes. I am searching for a detailed comparison of using ...
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Which files to version control for KiCAD?

I'm trying to create the .gitignore file for a KiCAD project that is versioned with git and stored remotely on GitHub. What are the minimum files I should I add to my version control system in order ...
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Building a low-cost oscilloscope and a function generator [closed]

I want to build an oscilloscope and a function generator as a graduation project in my university. Cost should not exceed 125$ or 250$ if the project has more additional features. I will display ...
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How does one know if an 8 bit MCU is sufficient or 16 bit MCU is needed? [closed]

16 bit micro controllers are more powerful than 8 bit ones and the 32 bit ones are on a whole different level. With that being said, while we can decided what peripherals we needed for an application ...
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Which files to version control for an Altium PCB project?

I'm trying to create the .gitignore file for an Altium project that is versioned with git and stored remotely on GitHub. I don't want my teammates to continually ...
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How to build a simple electric geyser for a project? [closed]

I want to build a simple electric geyser* as my college project. I would appreciate if someone helps me in this. I need a guidance about how I should make it, what principle I should use, what ...
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Trouble deciding on how to build a LiDAR system for 2D and/or 3D mapping

OVERVIEW OF MY LIDAR PROJECT Three of us are attempting to build a 2D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system to scan an indoor area or tunnel system. The data will be used to reconstruct a 2D ...
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Building a USB 3.0 host device

Two of my friends and I want to build a device that helps one to transfer data from one USB mass storage device to another using a a touch screen interface. We have worked on embedded projects before ...
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Keeping digital logbooks for individual projects

I'm trying to improve my workflow, and one of the things I'd like to move away from is hardcopy logbooks. I find that, when I make a logbook, I never really use it, aside from as a coaster for my mug....
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How to ensure long-duration manufacturing of central components?

This question is related to project planning and minimizing risks in the future. Say that Company X builds this clever device (I do not own a company - I am just curious). The clever device takes ...
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Best development board for cmos camera project [closed]

I want to interface a high definition (best quality) cmos camera with a development board. I have use arduino, raspberry pi and pic microcontrollers for some projects in the past but i dont know a ...
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Contract Engineering Quoting - HowTo

I've never done contract work before so I'm a bit lost here. Hopefully this is the correct place to ask such a question, if not.. let me know. I have the experience necessary to come up with an ...
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Software to manage packaging all files related to a product (for hand off to customer)

I want to provide my client with a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Product Data Management (PDM) style package of all the documentation related to the project (in house user manual for their ...
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Which are hardware projects management guidelines in your organization

When it comes to plan and execute hardware related projects in your organization, do you follow a specific process flow? (like e.g. requirement definition, design definition, test plan). If so, do you ...
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Version control systems for hardware projects?

What are some of the good versioning systems for hardware projects? Is there equivalents of Google Code, CVS and SVN? Are such version control systems suitable for hardware projects involving PCB ...
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How does your company manage hardware reuse?

At my company we do a lot of original hardware designs each of which are designed by only a small sub-section of our engineers. We are looking at ways to better document and distribute what has been ...
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Embedded design flow

Sometimes I get unmotivated to finish my personal projects because of a lack of plan on what to do next--should I design a board first, hook up a test circuit, write test code or write design ...
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How to propose/work on a project for work

They keep me fairly busy at work, and I've got a number of cool projects. We don't have a Google 20% time to work on our own ideas, and we have process improvement engineers and R&D engineers who ...